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Tower Hamlets vigil for Westminster victims tonight #WeStandTogether

By on March 23, 2017 in Events, Terrorism

Everyone is invited to a vigil tonight in support of the victims of yesterday’s attack in Westminster.

The vigil will be led by the Bishop of Stepney and Tower Hamlets Interfaith Forum from 6.30pm at St John on Bethnal Green, 200 Cambridge Heath Road, E2 9PA.

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John Biggs, Mayor of Tower Hamlets said: “London will not be divided by acts of hate. At last night’s Council meeting all members expressed their horror at this heinous attack, and our thoughts are with the victims and their families. I would urge residents to stay vigilant and to report anything suspicious to the police.”

The Rt Revd. Adrian Newman, Bishop of Stepney said: “We have all been shocked beyond words by what happened in Westminster yesterday, and in the face of such a direct challenge to our shared vision for a London where everybody belongs, we stand in solidarity with the victims of this attack and those who may be threatened or demonised by it.

As representatives of the major faith communities in London, we are united in our commitment to face down terrorism and stand up for peace, understanding, compassion and hope.”

The Revd Preb. Alan Green, Chair of the Interfaith Forum said: “We grieve at the pain and death caused by this terrible attack, but we will not be cowed or divided by it: we stand together in defending the openness and the diversity of this great city.”

 

The House of Commons and Big Ben, London

The House of Commons and Big Ben, London


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